Ring Video Doorbell Review: Enhanced Motion Detection, HD Video, and Effortless Setup in Satin Nickel

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    • 1080p HD video doorbell with enhanced features
    • Improved motion detection, privacy zones, and audio privacy
    • Mobile notifications for doorbell presses and motion sensors
    • Powered by rechargeable battery or existing doorbell wires
    • Easy setup through Ring app and included tools
    • Ring Protect Plan (subscription sold separately) for video recording and review
    • Compatible with select Alexa-enabled devices for announcements and two-way talk
    • Various product specifications such as install time, video quality, field of view, motion detection, audio capabilities, power options, internet requirements, and operating conditions
    • Satin Nickel and Venetian Bronze color options available
    • Includes Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), charging cable, mounting bracket, user manual, security sticker, installation tools and hardware
    • 1-year limited warranty provided
    • Guaranteed software security updates for at least four years after purchase
      Last updated on June 19, 2024 11:20 pm Details
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      Review: Ring Video Doorbell

      I recently purchased the Ring Video Doorbell and I have been extremely satisfied with its performance and features. The doorbell is easy to install and set up, thanks to the included tools and the user-friendly Ring app.

      The video quality is excellent, offering crisp 1080p HD resolution. I particularly appreciate the improved motion detection, as it allows me to customize the areas in the camera’s field of view that activate motion. This ensures that I receive accurate notifications for any activity near my front door.

      The battery life of the doorbell is impressive, lasting for around a week or even longer. However, it does take some time to charge fully. I wish the battery was removable for easier charging without having to take down the doorbell.

      Another great feature of the Ring Video Doorbell is its compatibility with Alexa-enabled devices. I can receive announcements and engage in two-way talk through my Echo Show, making in-home monitoring convenient and seamless.

      The Ring Protect Plan (subscription sold separately) unlocks additional benefits, such as recording and reviewing videos for up to 180 days. This adds an extra layer of security and peace of mind, especially for those living alone or concerned about their home’s safety.

      I have also found the Ring Video Doorbell to be durable and well-made. The doorbell itself has a solid weight to it and doesn’t feel like cheap plastic electronics. Although the mounting bracket could be improved with a coated steel or aluminum material, overall, the product exceeds my expectations.

      One minor concern I’ve heard from others is the potential for water damage and speaker failure. While I haven’t experienced this issue so far, it’s worth considering for those living in areas with heavy rain or extreme weather conditions.

      In conclusion, I highly recommend the Ring Video Doorbell. It offers exceptional video quality, easy installation, and a range of useful features. Whether you’re looking to enhance your home security or simply have a convenient way to monitor your front door, this product delivers on its promises.

      Overall, this is a great investment that provides peace of mind and improves the security of your home.

      Additional information

      Average install time

      5 minutes

      Video

      1080p HD Video, Live View, Night Vision

      Field of view

      155° horizontal, 90° vertical

      Motion detection

      Advanced Motion Detection with adjustable motion zones

      Audio

      Two-way audio with noise cancellation

      Power

      Runs on a built-in rechargeable battery. Can be hardwired to an existing doorbell system or transformer for continuous charging (8-24 VAC, 40VA max, 50/60Hz). No halogen or garden-lighting transformers, no DC transformer/power supply.

      Internet requirements

      High-speed internet

      Connectivity

      802.11 b/g/n wifi connection @ 2.4 GHz

      Operating conditions

      5°F to 120°F (-20°C to 48°C), water resistant

      Available colors

      Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze

      Dimensions

      4.98 in. x 2.44 in. x 1.10 in. (126.5mm x 62mm x 28mm)

      Box includes

      Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), micro USB charging cable, mounting bracket (only compatible with Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), user manual, security sticker, and installation tools and hardware

      Setup requirements

      Only if wiring in: Standard doorbell system with 8-24 VAC, 40 VA max, 50/60Hz doorbell transformer Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) comes with a new mounting bracket in the box. Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) is not compatible with other Ring mounting brackets.

      Warranty and service

      1-year limited warranty. Use of Ring Video Doorbell 4 is subject to the terms found here.

      Support

      Click here to view more information on the Ring Video Doorbell support page

      Generation

      Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation – 2020 Release)

      Software Security Updates

      This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites. Learn more about these software security updates. If you already own a Ring device, visit Software Security Updates in Ring Control Center for information specific to your device.

      Disclaimers

      1Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for in-app features and digital notifications, including but not limited to: digital arming, disarming and integration with other Ring, Echo, Alexa, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View Ring Protect Plans for pricing and details. Customer reviews may reference features that require a subscription.

      9 thoughts on “Ring Video Doorbell Review: Enhanced Motion Detection, HD Video, and Effortless Setup in Satin Nickel

      1. Will update if the problems are experienced in the future as Ive only had these a couple weeks, but so far, Im pleased with the product performance and quality.
        They dont handle like cheap plastic electronics… which is to say they have some weight for what they are. We went with the bronze and they look good IMO.
        I feel the Ring product is feature rich… able to pinpoint what areas of the camera field of view should activate motion, can record, detect packages, and these can be wired for full time power. My wife wanted them and so we bought 2 on a sale. Wish I had purchased 3 more.
        My only complaint is that the mounting bracket isn’t coated steel or aluminum. However, the doorbell cameras themselves are exceeding my expectations as a new user.
        We have blind spots on our home. Areas we can’t see from the 2nd floor and these alleviate that security vulnerability, which is what I appreciate the most.
        I have heard concerns about water getting in them and the speakers failing to work. I haven’t owned long enough to determine if that’ll be an issue and will update if it becomes one. So far though, Im very pleased.

      2. Wow what a great product works perfect highly recommended it. Great software and works well with Alexa if your looking for one this is the one to buy

      3. We installed this on our ground floor unit and it works perfectly after setting the zones to exclude any general traffic and focus on our entrance area only.
        Been running for 2 weeks and battery at 83% even though we are using motion detection mode continuously.
        Highly recommend these as so easy to quickly check who is approaching, eg postman or neighbour etc.

      4. This is a very good product at very reasonable price. It gives images of anyone at the door, allows us to talk and decide on the next steps. The picture quality and the area of the view is very good.

      5. Got this during the Black Friday sales and couldn’t be happier. Good features for the money.

        Used a 6mm masonry drill bit to mount to hard brick.

        Also used homebridge with the ring plugin installed on a computer that’s always on anyways to enable the use of it with Apple HomeKit integration. Good for my portable devices while Alexa speaker/screens are in every room anyway.

        Time for some security cameras next I think.

      6. I really like it. Very simple to install. It’s attached to my Alexa Show 8. I love how Alexa tells me my Amazon parcels have arrived. Would definitely recommend.

      7. I have been having issues with my neighbors overstepping their boundaries at our apartment complex, the last one where they were on my front steps. After that incident I immediately began looking at cameras both as a deterrent and for evidence if they were to do something like that again. I know many people with the ring doorbell, so I thought that would be a good option

        The doorbell was easy to install and setup, it has a bracket with 4 screws that the doorbell itself clips to and has 2 security screws to prevent theft. Before putting it in place it has to be charged, as long as you’re using battery. It took about 2 1/2 hours to charge from a quarter battery out of the box. It includes a charging cable and all mounting hardware out of the box. After running it for a week on default power settings I am down to 89% battery, so it’ll last a while, but it’ll have to be taken down for a few hours occasionally to be charged. My one wish was that the battery was removable so I could have 2 packs I could swap out, but it isn’t the end of the world.

        Video quality is pretty good on it, day time viewing is great. Night vision is a little dark to see, but it is on me due to where I had to mount it. I mounted it directly on the door, the only problem with that is it picks up the white trimming around the door more than anything in the dark. My solution was to put a small motion activated light under it, it allows me to see the footage alright if someone happens in the dark. Under better mounting circumstances it works well at night

        The ring app has a very nice interface, it is very user friendly and you can easily save clips if needed. The app will notify you of motion or people at the door, so you can see quickly what’s going on. It will also allow you to change settings on the camera to save power and such. In terms of connection issues, I haven’t had any that other users have reported. However the WiFi access point it’s connected to is only a few feet away through the wall so I really can’t speak about installations further away. It is worth noting that it only supports 2.4Ghz WiFi, I would check what your network supports first.

        There is a subscription, Ring Protect, for this and other ring cameras. It’s 3.99 for 1 camera, $10 a month for all cameras, or $20 for a “pro plan” with 24/7 monitoring. For 1 doorbell camera I am using the $3.99 one, however if I ever need more cameras I would definitely use the $10 one.

        It is also compatible with Alexa, I am able to use my echo speaker as a ringer for when someone pushes the bell

        Overall I am very happy with this doorbell camera I would definitely recommend it. I know a lot of people wouldn’t like the subscription part, but it makes sense since they’re storing your cameras footage. It’s less of a worry than a thief taking an sd card out of similar. Even just have the camera there has already acted as a deterrent, those neighbors have walked by but haven’t done anything near my porch since. The only people that have been up there are people that should be like the mail and such. With this I feel way more secure!

      8. This is a great camera, the quality is very good, the audio is good, and it was very easy to set up. I will say this though, IT TAKES FOREVER TO CHARGE!!! From the camera to charge from 58% to 96% took an hour and a half for me, I used the charger that came in the package. I am considering buying the fast charger for this camera because I would really like to not have my camera down for hours just for it to charge. The battery life itself lasts for a very long time (IMO) like a week to even possibly a week and a half long. Also, if you want to be able to go back and review camera footage from an hour ago, hours ago or even days ago you do have to buy the ring plan through the app to do so. As a woman living alone in her early 20’s this was an absolute necessity and I am so glad I bought this, it makes me feel so much safer just knowing that I can see what is going on outside my front door without having to get close to my door. Regardless if you are a woman or a man, living alone or not, this is a NEEEEEED for you, it feels so good to have some kind of security and protection without having to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on a camera system. Did I mention that in the Ring plan you can also set your camera to armed, disarmed and away and it has emergency medical services on it so you can contact the authorities through Ring? Very cool! 10/10 would recommend.

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